Now that the single has been officially released, I think it only fair we can now begin to critique it. Personally, I love it. It's a great preview for ATS. It reveals how diverse the band is, and how great they are at creating new sounds. I don't think it sounds anything like MTM. Its a whole new direction.
Those who keep complaining that LP has gone mainstream, I completely disagree. Mainstream has become bands sticking to their same old sound. How many bands do you hear nowadays who sound exactly the same? Too many. Look on iTunes what kind of garbage passes for hit music, its rediculous. LP keeps setting the bar higher and higher, and very few can come close to matching them.
And for those who miss the old LP style, its time to move on. You're living in the past if you think LP will ever release anything like Hybrid Theory. Yes it's an amazing album, but the band has moved on. If they stuck to making album after album being exactly like HT, then they would not be recognized as one of the greats. They would fall in with all the rest of these bands that stick to their plain old sound. I'm personally disappointed that more bands don't take LP's approach and try and create something new.
Nice work LP, beautifully crafted single - can't wait for the full album.
*Oh, and lets try and keep it to constructive criticism.
Oh Really? Ever heard of Death Magnetic by Metallica, after the awfulness that was St. Anger, (which also was coincedently produced by Rick Rubin)?
Bands should have no problem going back to their roots to at the very least develop and refine their original sound.
Except of course when bands don't want to revisit their roots. Like it or not, this is where LP want to go.
Don't get me wrong, I like the Catalyst, but stop with the BS "of changing their sound to not appear mediocre", no one would be complaining if we had 2 additional albums full of music like Meteora/HT.. FACT
I'd certainly be complaining (So you're little "fact" there is now null.). HT was a good album and proved a commercial success so the label (and a lot of the fans) put pressure on LP (and LP then caved) to make Meteora into a Hybrid Theory clone. It really shows on the record, it's incredibly formulaic, over-written and over-produced. The life was beaten out of it.
I'm absolutely delighted we aren't getting another HT-like album. I'm also delighted that LP are pushing away from the commercial side of things now and just writing what they want.
This is a concept album
No, A Thousand Suns is not a concept album. Read, watch or listen to any interview with Mike from the past year, he straight out says it isn't.
slim757 said:I have to say I was a huge LP fan but this new song sucks, just like the minutes to midnight CD. I was so disappointed when i bought that CD and now by the sounds of this weak piece of crap I will not buy there new CD. They need to go back to the screaming and less of this pop Crap...
Right because the likes of SIB, WID or Numb aren't the slightest bit poppy.... :eyeroll:
And The Catalyst isn't pop.